Delivering relief supplies to a community in Saga
In mid-August, Peace Winds visited Omachi Town and Takeo City, both in Saga Prefecture, which were severely impacted by the floods triggered by torrential rains throughout Japan. These two municipalities were among the areas that were also hit by heavy rains across northern Kyushu two years ago, which also caused mudslides and damage to roads and properties.
The higher rainfall this time caused even greater flooding and damage, and even homes and businesses located on higher ground were affected. Among the properties that were impacted were houses and other properties that were erected to replace buildings devastated by the disaster two years ago. This continues to be a cause of great distress for residents.
Among Peace Winds' humanitarian aid activities is the delivery of emergency supplies to four shelters in Omachi Town and eight shelters in Takeo City. The supplies we are delivering include clothing; beverages and foodstuffs, including for babies and infants; sanitary gels and other sanitary products; lamps; towels (supplied by IKEA); electric fans; pillows; insect repellents and insect bite treatments (a must-have item in shelters where windows are kept open as a COVID-19 countermeasure). Additionally, we provide free taxi vouchers for disaster victims in Omachi Town.
Meanwhile, in late August, our “ARROWS” airborne search and rescue squad dispatched a team to several parts of Hiroshima Prefecture that were also affected by the August floods.
We are continuing our investigations into each locality that was impacted by the disasters. At the same time, we continue to visit volunteer centers and social welfare organizations to deliver supplies for disaster-affected residents, including drinks, hygiene kits, care products such as shampoos, and towels.
We will continue our efforts to support those in the disaster zone with the aim of getting things back to normal as quickly as possible.
We kindly ask for your continued support in this mission, and send our sincerest thanks for your assistance so far!
Disaster management meeting in Saga
Investigating the disaster area in Hiroshima
Road damaged by torrential rains
Delivering supplies to an affected community